My Ordinary/Extraordinary Summer Days, 2014

While downloading pictures for my blog today, I received a text from my partner.  He was reading the paper and found an article that he thought sounded as if I could have written it.  At the beginning of the article was a quote that summarizes how I view my life’s work.  The quote epitomizes what I believe to be my purpose.

I am not a scholar, I do not possess endless amounts of money and I do not have any claim to fame but I do believe I know my purpose here on earth.

I am a teacher, in every aspect of my life, not just in my professional life.  I like to use  my everyday experiences to teach myself, my children, students, friends and relatives or anyone who is interested, about life and what it means to me to live a good life.

My post today is going to be another photo essay but I will use the above mentioned quote to lead into the photo essay whose theme is My Ordinary/Extraordinary Summer Days, 2014.

 

Do not ask your children

To strive for extraordianry lives

Such striving may seem admirable,

but it is the way of foolishness.

Help them instead to find the wonder

and the marvel of an ordinary life.

Show them the joy of tasting

tomatoes, apples and pears.

Show them how to cry

when pets and people die.

Show them the infinite pleasure

in the touch of a hand.

And make the ordinary come alive

for them

The extraordinary will take care of

itself.

William Martin

 

Finding joy in my ordinary life…….

 

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Saying goodbye to the incredible place I called home for the last year.

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Creating a new home…….again

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settling into a new home….again

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My Summer Home at The Lake

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Magical Moments with Nature

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Taking time to rest and play

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Special Moments with Family

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Growing some Food

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A Little Worse for the Wear (Advanced Powerwashing)

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Note to Self….wear shoes while power washing

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Prisine again

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Harvesting and Putting By

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Making Kefir…my new obsession

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Creating

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Restoring side of the road finds, otherwise known as Upcycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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